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Breakfast of Champions Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Breakfast of Champions
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We are healthy only to the extent that our ideas are humane.
Kurt Vonnegut
author
Breakfast of Champions
book
Kilgore Trout
character
mental health
concept
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Earthlings went on being friendly, when they should have been thinking instead.
Kilgore Trout
character
trying too hard to be friendly
not thinking
concepts
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It had given him a life not worth living, but I had also given him an iron will to live. This was a common combination on the planet Earth.
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The things other people have put into my head, at any rate, do not fit together nicely, are often useless and ugly, are out of proportion with one another, are out of proportion with life as it really is outside my head.
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Charm was a scheme for making strangers like and trust a person immediately, no matter what the charmer had in mind.
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The big show is inside my head.
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I couldn’t help wondering if that was what God put me on Earth for--to find out how much a man could take without breaking.
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In nonsense is strength.
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Everybody else is a robot, a machine. Some persons seem to like you, and others seem to hate you, and you must wonder why.
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Roses are red, And ready for plucking, You’re sixteen, And ready for high school.
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People took such awful chances with chemicals and their bodies because they wanted the quality of their lives to improve.
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Goodbye blue Monday.
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Of course it is exhausting, having to reason all the time in a universe which wasn’t meant to be reasonable.
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New knowledge is the most valuable commodity on earth. The more truth we have to work with, the richer we become.
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If I want to make friends with him, I ask him what he believes. He tells me, and I say, “Yeah, yeah - ain’t it the truth?”
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I can have oodles of charm when I want to.
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Seems like the only kind of job an American can get these days is committing suicide in some way.
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There is no order in the world around us, we must adapt ourselves to the requirements of chaos instead.
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So, in the interests of survival, they trained themselves to be agreeing machines instead of thinking machines.
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Much of the conversation in the country consisted of lines from television shows, both past and present.

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